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'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Star's Son Charged With Attempted Murder

He was arrested after a police chase.
Lauri Peterson in Hollywood, California, on Jun. 16, 2016.
Lauri Peterson in Hollywood, California, on Jun. 16, 2016.

The son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a man in Costa Mesa, California.

Joshua Waring, 27, was arrested for shooting a man in the lower torso following a police chase and brief standoff, the Los Angeles Times reported. The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. in a home on the 2900 block of Babb Street. 

Police found Waring, who fled in a stolen BMW SUV, eight hours later via helicopter. He attempted to flee on foot, but was caught and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, vehicle theft, felony evading police, hit-and-run, and assault and battery. The bail is set at $1 million. 

The residence where the shooting occurred is a sober living house, according to CBSLA

“They’re fighting all the time, every single day," neighbor Kite Huynh told the station. “I think the city needs to shut this down.”

Joshua Waring, 27.
Joshua Waring, 27.

Peterson appeared on "RHOC" for Seasons 1 through 4 and made a few guest appearances after that. Her son's drug problems were discussed on the series, and she decided to leave in 2008 due to her son's struggles. 

Last year, Peterson revealed she and husband George adopted Waring's daughter

"As most of the viewers know, I have a son and he's had just a lot of challenges," she told Bravo's "The Daily Dish."

"And he and his wife had a baby almost three years ago. He's really struggling and, well, they're both really struggling. And so [my husband] George and I elected to help out and we actually adopted Kennedy, and so we're raising her. It's been such a great experience because this is helping them out and hopefully they can get their lives together and be OK." 

Whew...all this mothering has me tired! #kk #sillyfaces #kisses

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Police urged anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective George Maridakis at (714) 754-5051.

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